Posted on 4th February 2015 by DNA Legal
Understanding our scientific testing may seem confusing at first, and we appreciate that your clients may feel nervous about the whole process. Therefore, we’ve created a step-by-step guide to talk you through Hair Drug Testing, allowing you to brief clients on what to expect.
Before the appointment
Samples are collected by qualified nurses, with collections either carried out at one of our nationwide clinics or at agreed private venues.... Read More
Posted on 28th January 2015 by DNA Legal
A quick Internet search reveals a plethora of DNA testing firms, each offering a wide range of services that vary in price. However, some laboratories are more reputable than others, so it’s important to do some research before booking.
We’re often contacted by clients who have received inconclusive results from other providers, and we’re then called upon to carry out a definitive test. As such, we know all the warning signs, so make sure you... Read More
Posted on 21st January 2015 by DNA Legal
Every year, numerous criminal cases are re-opened due to evidence offered by DNA testing, leading to convictions or exonerations of long past crimes. The chances of other suspects featuring the same DNA profile are quoted as ‘billions to one’, making it an accurate way of proving that an individual was present and (often) involved in the crime.
Of course, DNA evidence hasn’t always been present as a traditional form of police investigation,... Read More
Posted on 15th January 2015 by DNA Legal
Posted under: DNA
Today we almost take DNA testing in our stride rather than appreciating it for the marvel of modern science it truly is.
TV shows like Jeremy Kyle have brought the pioneering work to the masses for entertainment, and thanks to detective shows like CSI, we all feel like we have a bit of the DNA expert in us.
Such is its ubiquity that we tend not to appreciate quite how recent the discovery was and just how groundbreaking the discipline is... Read More
Posted on 16th December 2014 by DNA Legal
Testing for the ingestion of alcohol can be important for a variety of cases, criminal and otherwise. However, ethanol is quickly absorbed by the body, so once metabolism occurs testing for alcohol abuse often becomes difficult.
Blood and urine samples can be taken, but results tend to be weak as compounds soon deplete. Thus, the discovery of new alcohol testing methods has decreased erroneous results, and helped ensure we get the most... Read More